Web based biodiversity data


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using the internet to locat protected species and habitats

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  • Special Area of ConservationSpecial Protection Area
  • Examples: Waterford – Affane – Blackwater River SACSAC – diagonal RED stripesNHA – Green diagonal stripespNHA – Blue out lineSPA – Vertical stripes
  • Example: 004165 - Slievefelim to Silvermines Mountains SPA - LimerickBallygar Bog NHA: 000229 - Galway
  • Web based biodiversity data

    1. 1. Web based Biodiversity Data: Using the internet to locate protected species and habitats <br />Camilla Keane<br />Natural Environment Case Work and Research Officer <br />An Taisce- The National Trust of Ireland<br />
    2. 2. NPWS Map server<br />National Parks and Wildlife Service website <br />www.npws.ie<br />The map server provides useful information on<br />Site designation locations – ieNatura 2000 sites (SAC & SPA), NHAs and proposed NHAs.<br />Species records <br />Aerial photographs often over laid with original OS map info - allow you build up your own sense of the area.<br />
    3. 3. Species records<br />Species records included on the website are for those species listed in:<br />Wildlife Acts 1976 and 2000.<br />Flora (Protection) Order  (S.I. No. 94 of 1999)<br />Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora (the EU Habitats Directive)<br />Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the Conservation of Wild Birds (the EU Birds Directive) <br />The following attributes are listed:<br />Species Name, Location: 10km2 Grid square, Full grid reference where available and Status (whether red listed, protected etc… see above)<br />
    4. 4. HOW TO USE THE MAP VIEWER<br />www.npws.ie<br />Select Map and Data tab – 11th option down on the left hand side of the screen.<br />Bottom of page- select I agree with the above terms and conditions.<br />The Map Viewer then opens in a pop up window.<br />Select County and townland<br />OR fill in the Site Code<br />
    5. 5. PROTECTED SITES<br />NPWS website – www.npws.ie<br />Third tab on the left hand side of the screen.<br />3 options – <br />SAC<br />SPA<br />NHA<br />Then can select the county the site is in<br />Followed by the protected site’s name<br />
    6. 6. National Biodiversity Data Centre<br />www.biodiversityireland.ie<br />Select the third tab along top of page<br />Biodiversity data then select Access Data<br />Select Access Data again at the bottom of the page<br />Then have a number of different ways to proceed.<br />This can feel more complicated to use than NPWS but has a lot more information for species records<br />
    7. 7. Botanical Society of the British Isles<br />One of the main purposes of the BSBI is to help people learn to identify plants.<br />www.bsbi.org.uk<br />Go to Identify a Plant<br />There is a very useful questionnaire form that tries to help you identify a species.<br />
    8. 8. Thank You!<br />